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Guests Scanned at the Wynn in Glimpse of Las Vegas’s Future

  • Guards inspect visitors, bags at casino entrance after attack
  • ‘We have to start thinking like the Secret Service.’
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Las Vegas Reels From Mass Shooting

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At entrances to the Wynn resort in Las Vegas on Monday afternoon, guards scanned visitors with metal-detector wands and inspected their bags, creating a 10-minute wait to get inside. The new security protocol, put in place after Sunday’s mass shooting nearby, is likely to become the norm on the Strip and possibly beyond.

Casinos and entertainment venues are going to have to take a more holistic approach to security, thinking about rooftops and other potential shooting perches -- considering the possibilities for an attack from all angles, said David Shepherd, a former FBI special agent in counterterrorism who later was the security director for Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s Venetian resort.